Alejandro Rodriguez III
|Alejandro Rodriguez III|
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|Board Member, Sharyland Board of Education, Place 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||May 10, 2014|
Alejandro Rodriguez lost against incumbent Ricky Longoria in the election on May 10, 2014 for the Place 1 seat.
|Sharyland Independent School District, Place 1, 3-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Ricky Longoria Incumbent||62.2%||1,038|
|Nonpartisan||Alejandro Rodriguez III||37.8%||630|
|Source: Tarrant County Board of Elections, "Unofficial Election Results," accessed May 12, 2014 These results are unofficial.|
Rodriguez did not file a campaign finance report with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Rodriguez did not receive an endorsement in this election.
What was at stake?
Issues in the election
New election process
In April 2014, Sharyland ISD's election system was changed to elect members by place with no majority-vote requirements when more than two candidates run for the same place. Previously, only two of the seven places are named, Places 1 and 2, which were on the ballot in May 2014. The remaining places will be named over a three-year period, with board members who are up for re-election filing for the place they desire.
About the districtHidalgo County, Texas. The county seat of Hidalgo County is Edinburg. The county's population was 774,769 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Hidalgo County underperforms in comparison to the rest of Texas in terms of higher education attainment, median income and poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 15.6% of Hidalgo County residents over 25 years old held undergraduate degrees compared to a 26.3% rate for the state of Texas. Hidalgo County had a median income of $33,218 in 2010 compared to $51,563 for Texas. The poverty rate for Hidalgo County was 35.0% in 2010 compared to a 17.4% rate for the rest of the state.